Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Rydén and Mejhert lab aims to understand how white adipocytes are formed and how this process is related to cardiometabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Our group consists of 15-20 members (senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, PhD/master students, and technical staff) and has all the necessary infrastructure to conduct translational research including a fully equipped preclinical laboratory at NEO and a clinical research unit at the Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge.

Your mission

We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work independently on a project in our creative environment. Your project will aim to understand how human white adipocytes are formed. More specifically, we have recently shown that human white adipose tissue contains three distinct adipocyte subtypes. In this project, we aim to understand from which progenitor cells they are formed. To achieve this, we will employ several state-of-the-art approaches including lineage tracing in transplantation models and advanced cell biology work based on human cells.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctoral fellow a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

Experience in common cell and molecular biology approaches (such as cloning and cell culture) and bioinformatic knowledge (with proficiency in R, Python or similar) are required to complete this project. It is a clear strength if the applicant has experience in gene editing with Cas9-mediated engineering. It is expected that the candidate should be able to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work independently. Good knowledge in English, written and spoken, is a requirement.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.



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An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  •  A brief outline of your career so far and why you apply for this position (no more than one page).
  • A complete CV, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, current and previous academic positions and technical (methods) as well as bioinformatic skills.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Contact info to at least two references where you explain their relation to you. 

Welcome to apply at the latest 17th of May, 2024.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Flemingsberg
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1711/2024
  • Niklas Mejhert,
  • Mikael Rydén,
Union representative
  • Sidinh Luc, SACO,
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Mari Gilljam, OFR,
Published 19.Apr.2024
Last application date 17.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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